Over the years, we've been able to enjoy a load of iconic television shows that cater to the African-American community. Almost every episode of our favorite shows either taught us a valuable lesson or had us weak from laughter.
No matter the reason, a major part of a lot of these shows' success is the family value encouraged in them. A strong patriarch role, specifically, was the most attractive aspect. That's why, in honor of Father's Day, we're listing some of the most iconic TV father's to date along with our favorite "dad-ish" moments that brought the family together.
From OG classics to new school gold, let's show even some of these fictional dads some love!
"Phillip Banks" (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - James Avery
"George Jefferson" (The Jeffersons) - Sherman Hemsley
"Julius" (Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry Crews
"James Evans" (Good Times) - John Amos
"John 'Pops' Williams" (Wayans Brothers) - John Witherspoon
"Michael Kyle" (My Wife & Kids) - Damon Wayans
"Andre Johnson" (Black-ish) - Anthony Anderson
Bernie Mac (The Bernie Mac Show) - Himself
"Carl Winslow" (Family Matters) - Reginald Johnson
"Luscious Lyon" (Empire) - Terrance Howard
"Fred Sandford" (Sanford & Son) - Redd Foxx